This qualification is suitable for anyone who needs the understanding of data protection, specifically GDPR, to do their job. Also beneficial for delegates looking to benefit from gaining an enhanced knowledge of the law in this area.
Data protection responsibilities fall into most departments within an organisation, therefore having an appointed speciailist in a team would be beneficial and could prevent any data breaches, resulting in costly fines of up to €20 million.
If you have already completed the Foundation Certificate and want to progress onto the next level? The BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate is the next accreditation in this course set.
This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is available when you pass your first exam.
Benefits of Associate Membership include:
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With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.
All we ask is that you:
Please note: Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement(s).
Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.
The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is beneficial for many different businesses, divisions and job titles.
Working in areas including:
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Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Principles of Data Protection and Applicable Terminology (15%)
Lawful bases for processing of Personal Data (12.5%)
Governance and Accountability of Data Protection within organisations (20%)
Interaction between Controller and Processor (7.5%)
Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations (5%)
Data Subject Rights (12.5%)
Independent Supervisory Authority (ICO) (10%)
Breaches, Enforcement and Liability (10%)
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 (2.5%)
Type - Multiple-choice.
Number of questions – 40.
Duration - 60-Mins.
Supervised - Yes.
Open book - No.
Pass mark – 26/40 (65%).
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